Sunday, 28 February 2010


As promised, here is my update on what I have learned about Wikis. I have mainly been looking into the advantages and disadvantages of wikis.

The main advantages are:

Wikis are as simple as: edit, add, save.
Anyone can create a Wiki website.
Anyone can join in a Wiki.
Wikis are useful and organised sites on the web.
Each version is kept.
Everyone can bring something to a Wiki discussion.
Wikis can be very useful to find specific information.
Wikis are unique and can be used to look for more unusual information.
Wikis are easy, free and fun!

The main disadvantages are:

Wikis allow anyone to leave their comments.
This may allow for inappropriate comments to be left.
You can't always see who has made the changes.
Comments and posts can't be screened.
Wikis may allow inaccurate information to be displayed under your name.

I found the best way to familiarise myself with Wikis was to actually go into my wikispace and just try different things. I found the tutorials on very usefull as well. Another useful tool that I found was to use youtube videos and I found this a very easy and fun way to learn. I found this particular youtube clip both entertaining as well as educational:

Ill be back to update my Blog during the week.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Week 4

Well that's me in week 4 now. So far, I have found the Business Web Innovation course very interesting. I can't believe that I have learned so much within such a short space of time. This week we are working on wikis. I hadn't ever used a wiki before, and now I have managed to set up my own ( I am currently researching other students and businesses wikis, to give me a better insight into what to put into my own.

We have a group task this week, and me and my team (Shirley, Darren and Gary) have collaboratively set up a wiki ( for our weeks 3 and 4 e-activity. We need to use the wiki to discuss the uses, advantages and disadvantages of wikis. Looks like I am gonna be spending most of my study time for this course on the web. This is a much more fun and flexible way of learning.

I''ll update you at the end of the week as to how our wiki is getting on.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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Week 3

I have spent some time checking out different blog's and this has helped me to understand more about the way that blogging works. I can't believe that I never knew much about blog's this time last week. They can be quite addictive. I have found a good blog that gives you 7 tips on how to direct traffic on to your own personal blog.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Week 2

I am into my second week of the Business Web Innovation unit and I am finding it very interesting. I didn't realise that there were so many applications available on the Web. I think that I am going to enjoy working on this.